On manageability and robustness of open multi-agent systems

Naftaly H. Minsky, Takahiro Murata

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Abstract

This paper addresses the manageability of large, open and distributed multi-agent systems (MASs). Specifically, we are concerned here with three critical elements of management: (a) the ability of the manager to monitor relevant operations of its subordinates; (b) its ability to steer its subordinates; and (c) and the robustness of the agent-community under certain unexpected adverse conditions, such as unpredictable failure of the manager itself. Using our own law-governed interaction (LGI) mechanism, we show how one can build a scalable infrastructure that supports monitoring, steering and a degree of robustness, in spite of the heterogeneous and dynamic nature of the system being managed, and in spite of possible changes and failures of the manager itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
EditorsCarlos Lucena, Alessandro Garcia, Alexander Romanovsky, Jaelson Castro, Paulo Alencar
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages189-206
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)3540211829, 9783540211822
DOIs
StatePublished - 2004

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume2940
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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